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My Certified Coaches

Salmon Bay Paddle is the leading provider of personalized one on one and small group stand up paddle board (SUP), kayak and surf ski lessons in the Pacific Northwest.  Meet my certified coaches!

Harry Oesterreicher

Harry Oesterreicher

Harry has been paddling since the summer of 2015 on flat-water, rivers, tidal waterways, and industrial waterways. He brought an inflatable SUP to Europe and toured the Danube and Spree rivers in Germany, and the Moldau in Czech Republic. He volunteers for the Washington Water Trails Association and is the Treasurer for the Ballard Elks Paddling Club. Harry has completed the Seventy48 (70 mile race Tacoma to PT) twice.

Scott Dahlquist

Scott Dahlquist

Scott is comfortable on both kayak and SUP and has L3 IDW and ICE kayak certifications with ACA.  A recent transplant from San Diego, Scott loves to teach navigation, kayak rolling, sea kayak surfing and exploring Puget Sound. He also teaches skiing, snow snowshoeing and mountain biking with a local outfitter. Scott is also on the Dagger Kayaks pro team.

Robert Nissenbaum

Robert Nissenbaum

An adventure seeker, Robert has paddled much of the Puget Sound, kayaking and camping year-round, navigating tidal currents, wind, rough water, and large, open-water crossings. He is an ACA certified instructor, member of Washington Kayak Club, and instructor with the North Sound Sea Kayaking Association. He is a member of Qajaq USA. When not on the water, he’s looking out to it, writing from his home off Poverty Bay in Des Moines, WA. 

Joe McColskey

Joe McColskey

Originally a Japanese teacher at Ballard High, Joe made a life change to becoming a personal trainer and now works for Seattle Athletic Club and takes personal clients at his business, Move Strong with Joe.  One of Rob’s first students, we saw how SUP transformed Joe’s life helping him get into shape doing something he loves.  When not keeping us in shape, Joe can be seen surfing boat wakes on Salmon Bay.

Alex Vaughan

Alex Vaughan

Alex started paddling when SUP started in the PNW.  He has shaped several SUPs and is a regular at many of the local races. In 2018, he completed the Seventy48 race under 30 hours.  He also loves to downwind, paddle Deception Pass and surf.  He works for Pirosky’s as a bakery manager.  On his free time, he likes to paddle to Golden Gardens for ice cream!

Alan Lamp

Alan Lamp

A native of Georgia, Alan is usually found up in trees for his business, Fluent Tree Professionals or at his Ballard Ave shop, Ballard Millworks. He’s a frequent participant in the Elks Monday night races and has completed two Seventy48 races (70 miles in 48hrs).

Jameson Riser

Jameson Riser

Jameson has competed internationally as a surf kayaker, is an ACA certified sea kayaker instructor and owner of Paddler’s Supply. She has previously taught for the Kayak Academy and is a co-organizer for the Hobuck Hoedown surf competition and teaches for Surf Sirens, a women’s kayaking group. Jameson is based in Anacortes, WA.

Hamp All

Hamp All

Hamp began kayaking and surfing canoes in the early 80’s and has been surf, sea and whitewater kayaking since in WA and Hawaii. He is an ACA certified Level 4 Surf Kayak Instructor (Surf Boat Specific), Level 4 Surf Kayak Instructor Trainer (IT) and Level 4 Sea Kayak Instructor. Hamp is Surf Chair for the Washington Kayak Club and teaches for the Mountaineers Club. Hamp is an aviator with years of teaching new pilots to fly complex high performance airplanes and works for a major cargo carrier as a MD-11 (Wide-body) First Officer. Hamp is based in Port Townsend, WA.  

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